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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:38 PM
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3 yr old killed in accident, not Israeli attack (reuters correction)
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 08:53 PM by The Straight Story
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events//wl/080601mideas...

ATTENTION EDITORS - CAPTION CORRECTION FOR SJS01 - 05 WHICH WERE TRANSMITTED AT APPROXIMATELY 1725 GMT ON AUGUST 9, 2006. THE CAPTION INCORRECTLY STATES THE CAUSE OF DEATH. CORRECTED VERSIONS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED. REUTERS. A Palestinian man carries the body of three year-old Raja Abu Shaban, in Gaza August 9, 2006. The three-year-old girl who had been reported killed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza on Wednesday actually died of an accident, Palestinian medical workers said on Thursday. Workers at Gaza's Shifa hospital said on August 10, 2006 that the initial mistake over the cause of death appeared to have arisen because the girl's corpse was brought in at the same time as the bodies of the gunmen. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES)

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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:54 PM
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1. Kick - edited title to be more descriptive(nt)
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:27 PM
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2. Reuters needs new photo editors apparently
There have been quite a few mistakes lately.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:04 PM
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3. They should make their own photo video and set it to...
...Britney Spear's "Oopps, I did it again!"
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:52 PM
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4. I wonder how many people used that photo
to foment hate, and how many now will spread the truth about it?
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 01:38 AM
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9. The number of responses to your thread should be an answer.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:06 AM
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10. Yeah, I was thinking that...
Pretty sad really.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:08 AM
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11. Par for the course.
If this had been an example of Israeli deception, this thread would be hundreds of posts long, with several "deleted sub-threads," and posts, and, I'll guess...27 recommendations for "greatest page."
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:21 AM
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12. Sadly, we agree.
I am no fan of all Israel does/has done. But I find it amazing that so many want to find the truth if it fits what they want to know only.

The excuse I can hear now is clear as day - 'So it was wrong, many others were right' - which belies the fact that people are not looking for truth but for confirmation of their bias. See the blogs on the green helmet guy and how he seems to pop up in a lot of these pics?

Sure, war is hell and sadly innocents die. But if we are going to bitch about it, let's at least get the facts straight and investigate as hard as we do on other things. Hell, we have a whole forum on 9/11 and people are always trying to find ways to show that the whole thing was a lie (because they want it to hurt bush) - maybe hizbollah is just as bad and lying out their ass. But we won't know because people don't want to seek truth, they want to seek confirmation of bias.

I have posted threads both pro and con Israel's recent actions. I just want to see the whole story, and not have people tell me how right I am.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:08 PM
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5. What The Hell Is Wrong With Reuters Lately?
Now I have to question every friggin picture I see too?

The explanation they give for the mistake is also so completely illogical and void of real legitimacy. There is no excuse for this sort of thing to happen and they really need to start tightening the screws on their editors.
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LordLovesAWorkingMan Donating Member (272 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:11 PM
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6. To be fair
That is an easy mistake to make, under the circumstances. It would be easy to overlook had there been no willful fraud on their part.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:44 PM
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7. That is true...
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:01 AM
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8. but still I wonder - was that photo used here at DU
at all? And if so - I would like to see the thread on it...
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